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St. Johns Incised


The defining factor in St. Johns series is the temper. The temper in this type is diatomaceous earth. The diatomaceous earth occurs along the St. Johns River and is in the clay naturally. Many motifs of St Johns Incised are identical to Orange Incised, lending some credence to the idea of St. Johns developing from the Orange series.

Sorting Criteria

Incising on diatomaceous earth-tempered pottery. Designs include nested chevrons, nested squares or diamonds, hatched oblique lines in a band, or triangular area with oblique hatching. The most common vessel forms are large bowls.

Geographical Range
This type occurs in the Georgia Coast, around Valdosta, and in the Okefenokee Swamp. Extreme southeastern Georgia.
Chronological Range
Woodland. maybe into the early Mississippian period.
Surface Treatment
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